iPhone 8 & iPhone X Price, Release Date & Spec in Malaysia
Apple’s new iPhone 8 will be officially unveiled today. The latest smartphone is expected to be a radical change for the company, which will seek to wow users for the 10th anniversary of the device.
Fans got an early taste of what’s in store ahead of today’s release date when Apple suffered a major leak two days before its launch, with many of the iPhone 8’s features being revealed.
The latest leaks suggest the new phone – its price could be in the region of £1,000 – will actually be called the iPhone X and will include wireless charging, facial recognition, an edge-to-edge display and – for the first time – no home button. Apple is expected to release the device alongside two other phones, called the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
Release date : 12 September 2017
Pre order date : 15 September 2017
Official selling date : 22 September 2017
Apple is planning to break with tradition and release three phones in September: the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
The company normally releases a new design one year and follows with a slight upgrade the year after. Following this logic, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are anticipated to feature minor upgrades to the iPhone 7, such as a faster chip and longer battery life.
It’s a fitting 10th birthday present for Jony Ive’s baby, but unfortunately, it might come with a price tag to match. According to a report in Fast Company, the iPhone 8 will cost upwards of RM2941.00 or above in Malaysia retail price.
iPhone 8 starts at $699 ($50 over usual starting price) with 64GB and 256GB storage options. Pre-orders start Friday September 15 and ship September 22. iOS 11 ships September 19.
Apple has officially unveiled the all-new iPhone X with an all-screen design, Face ID, and wireless charging. iPhone X starts at $999 with 64GB and 256GB storage options. Pre-orders start October 27 and ship November 3. iOS 11 ships September 19.
The flagship phone is now expected to be called the iPhone X and will feature a radical redesign in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone. The selling price in Malaysia is around RM4129 or above.
Apple has officially unveiled the brand new iPhone everyone has been awaiting: iPhone X (pronounced ten). The new model is available in two colors: space gray and silver. Its new Super Retina Display uses a 5.8-inch OLED display with a full-screen design. Like the Apple TV 4K, the iPhone X supports HDR and Dolby Vision. It also supports True Tone like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus announced earlier today.
The Home button is removed, and Tap to Wake is now a feature. You can also use Raise to Wake, then swipe up from the bottom of the display to unlock the iPhone or return to the Home screen. Swipe up and pause to enter multitasking. Siri is invoked with Hey Siri or the new larger side button. Touch ID is replaced with a new Face ID facial recognition feature. Face ID relies on the new True Depth camera system. This feature works even in the dark to unlock your iPhone.
iPhone X features the new A11 Bionic chip with a special neural engine that helps power Face ID. Apple says Face ID can’t be spoofed by photographs, masks, and makeup, and changing your actual appearance with a hat or beard or makeup won’t prevent Face ID from working. Apple says all the processing is completed locally and securely, and the feature only works when you’re eyes are open and you’re paying attention and not looking away.
In terms of security, Touch ID has a 1 in 50,000 stat for security. Face ID beats that with 1 in a million. Face ID is used with Apple Pay and the new side button and in apps that already support Touch ID. iPhone X also uses facial recognition for Apple’s new Animoji feature in Messages. This uses facial tracking to capture your expressive as well as your voice to send animated emoji.
Demo time: Craig Federighi starts the demo with a (failed) Face ID unlock. All of Apple’s apps have been updated to be full screen on the new Super Retina Display. Control Center is accessed by swiping down from the top right corner. iPhone X has dual 12MP sensors with dual optical image stabilization which is a first for the iPhone. Both Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting from the iPhone 8 Plus are also available on iPhone X.
The front-facing camera on iPhone X supports Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting as well. iPhone X features 2 hours more battery life than iPhone 7. Wireless Qi charging is also available through the glass back. Apple is also creating a new charging mat called AirPower that charges iPhone 8 or iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3, and a new optional AirPods charging case. AirPower is coming sometime next year.